Case studies

Mental health

Examples of ASBOs given to people with mental health problems.

28 March 2012

ASBOs used against children

Examples of ASBOs given to children.

28 March 2012

Cases involving the use of "CRASBOs"

A CRASBO is an addition to a criminal sentence and is considered separately from the criminal part of proceedings.

Extreme cases

As the use of orders has increased, courts have become bolder and more inventive with regard to tailoring them around an individual's case. Many of these prohibitions are absurd simply because the act liable to land them a prison term is so clearly not of a criminal nature.

ASBOs used against protesters

The government is currently attempting to set a precedent for the use of ASBOs and other anti-social behaviour legislation against protesters.

ASBOs used in issues of general public order

ASBOs are increasingly being used to combat a wide range of public order offences. However, the targeting of prostitutes and beggars seems to have done little more than cause their displacement to other areas. They are also increasingly being used to target vandalism including graffiti and "flyposting" in what has become the first example of a "white collar" ASBO against BMG. Graffiti artists have also been targeted by the Anti Social Behaviour Act under which powers to remove graffiti have been extended to private property.


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